Dust In My Coffee

My life as a woman in agriculture

I don’t like to waste food.  I don’t like to find containers in the refrigerator with fuzz growing on the contents.  I don’t like the fact that I am contributing to the statistic that says Americans throw away 20 pounds of food per person on a monthly basis.  How did Americans like myself get to …

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The world celebrates Earth Day on April 22nd with this year’s theme “Trees for the Earth”.    This annual event dates back to 1970 and originated in the United States.  I believe this year’s theme about trees is one that farmers and activists can find common ground on.  After all, who doesn’t like trees?  Trees help …

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When I was growing up there was a slogan that went like this “Give a hoot, don’t pollute.”  For me it meant litter control–not throwing trash out the car window.  What I didn’t realize in the 70’s was that a movement was starting with a focus on air and water quality.   That movement can be …

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